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The sites below offer modest clothing & patterns at reasonable prices. We pray you'll support these Christian sites, they're mostly family or cottage industries promoting modest apparel at modest prices.
Modesty and Feminine Attire articles Index


a couple of new sites added and page updated 02.20.2012
 
  wendy's modest dress
Wendy'
s ministry to provide ladies modest clothing at reasonable prices!   She'll do the sewing for you if you don't have time or skill -yet- to make your own!!   She'll also sew dresses from YOUR fabrics!  May the LORD bless her efforts to provide beautiful modest clothing.
I'm so pleased to share,  my friend Laura's:
 Seams Like Yesterday
Modest Maternity Clothes, Baby Quilts & More!

Using her original patterns, Laura's hand-made's are of the highest quality and sewn with care and attention to detail!  Her baby quilts are so beautiful and specially made for your preference!! 
I believe you'll be so pleased with Laura's service to you!
  

I sure like the different skirts offered here!

Though I no longer need maternity clothing, I'm thinking *you!* might be looking for some cute new clothes!
 
Younger women will appreciate
the designs & maternity clothes she offers.
The Modest Mom ♥

~Sew~Pretty~Dresses~
http://sewprettydresses.blogspot.com/
...a page of encouragement, instruction & inspiration.
Here's a place you can visit to be
inspired to make sweet, pretty things.
Love My Jeans Skirt
Fun, practical, pretty Jeans Skirts for you.
www.facebook.com/lovemyjeanskirt

marie-madeline
sewing patterns, lovely fabrics, beautiful handcrafted clothing and more.
recommended to me by Jenny at Sew Pretty Dresses
new here!
Marie Madeline Studio

Modest Handmaidens
Modest handmaidens is a home-based, Christian cottage industry seeking to  reach ladies who have the desire to honor the godly principles of modest dress. 

Made with Love
Bobbie Sue Johnson and Tabitha Quinn
specialize in sewing modest clothing.
Made with TLC.com

Simply Graceful
We have the highest respect for the owners  of Simply Graceful.  They offer beautifully modest clothing for little girls & young ladies and jumpers for women. Please contact them for clothing or candle orders...

Occasionally there are delays in orders, please be forbearing
as this family is working under difficult circumstances.

jumpin bloomers
"modest clothing for girls of all ages"
jumpers, bloomers, aprons, and
old-fashioned nightgowns.

Plain 'n Simple Headcoverings 
Proclaim the plain and simple truth
that you are a woman of God...
much more than simply a head covering site

The Play Dress
playdress banner
SewModest
This is the place to either purchase modest clothing or to list and sell modest clothing you have made. This would be a great source if you do not have the desire to maintain your own modest clothing website and would like to sell your items.

The Modest Maternity Shop
"The Modest Mom"
maternity skirts, ready-made maternity
skirts and several new and used modest maternity tops

Classic Jumpers
Simple Dresses and Jumpers for a versatile & modest wardrobe
 new here! 

www.gehmanscountryfabrics.com
fabrics, patterns and notions

Katie's Mercantile
Ready Made Comfortable Modest
Clothing for Women and Children

www.SewModest.org 
This is the place to either purchase modest clothing or to list and sell modest clothing you have made. This would be a great source if you do not have the desire to maintain your own modest clothing website and would like to sell your items.


THIS SITE APPEARS TO BE CLOSED :o(

4 modesty.com 
fashionably modest clothing
I didn't notice a large selection of clothing and the pricing is comparable to retail stores

Practically Pretty
Modest, Feminine Clothing
for Young Ladies
 


Handmaid of the Lord Designs
Modest clothing for
mothers and daughters


Blessed Designs
 


Mom of 9's Place presents:

 

biblical garden  
With an influence of Jewish culture, modest clothing for women and girls.
Swimwear, also.

Plainly Dressed
Modest Ladies' and Girls' Clothing
Sleepwear, Underthings, stockings & more!
 

Blair!
Some of the prettiest and most reasonably priced clothing you'll find online.  View modest women's dresses, skirts & dress clothes online or you can write for a catalogue to be sent to your home.
 

Vessels of Mercy
The Dress Shoppe
Tasteful clothing (readymade for you!)
plus articles and links featuring the
 

Ringger Clothing
Custom made Modest Clothing
for your family

This site is an inspiration for your
sewing & quilting!
Home & Heritage Designs
you'll be blessed and encouraged in your
sewing as you view instructions & illustrations. 
Quilting kits.
 

Made with Love
Bobbie Sue Johnson
and Tabitha Quinn

Simply Modest
"At Simply Modest, one of our goals is to provide a place where families can come to find wholesome, feminine, and modest pre-owned garments at the most inexpensive prices possible."  (Babies, Toddlers, Girls, Misses and Women's sizes, too!)
 

Bakerlane
~ Practical Femininity ~
Old Fashioned Elegance

NEW! Butter and Honey
  
Butter and honey shall he eat, that He may know how to refuse the evil and choose the good. Isaiah 7:15
modest clothes, cloth diapers to kitchen items
and great books and more.

Hannah Lise
Modest Apparel for
Women and Girls
Now featuring "Plus" sizes!

"We strive to find the most beautiful, quality garments, while adhering to our high standard of modesty."

Works of the Heart
Works of the Heart is an online and mail order store for handmade feminine, modest apparel and Tropical Breeze fabric in assorted colours and prints which you may purchase by the yard!   You'll find beautiful dresses and jumpers as well as other 'essentials' and darling baby clothes at very reasonable prices!  A Photo Gallery allows you to see finished dresses.

 

The Kings Daughters
Custom-made high-quality modest apparel
"The King's Daughter is all glorious within:
her clothing is of wrought gold" Psalm 45:13
 

Modest Custom Clothing
Tinuviel Designs Custom Clothing
a very interesting site I've just
recently discovered!  Retro and
old fashioned clothing.

Modest Apparel USA
Dresses, Jumpers 
& Nursing Dresses
plus, you can order the book by Elizabeth Rice Handford  "Your Clothes Say It For You"

Common Sense Patterns
A place for you to buy patterns for your whole family that are modest & feminine for women, conservative in appearance & style!  Bubbling Creek, Friends Patterns, Prairie Clothing and more.  I'm sure you'll be pleased with this company!

The Vermont Country Store
Modest Dresses and Jumpers

She Maketh Herself Coverings
headcoverings.com

Lilies of the Field
These dresses are for girls, young ladies and women and are so pretty and modest.  They also have a few other items of clothing (scarves, headcoverings, and sweaters, petticoats) available. The catalog has "black & white" drawings & descriptions, and views of fabrics and finished dresses in the center.   You'll like the quality and service and the ability to "custom order" to meet special needs.  You can request a catalog, that contains colour photos:  Lilies of the Field 
6809 West Mills Ave.  Hutchinson, KS  67501-8895

liliesapparel.com

modest  underpinnings & swim-wear

Meant to be Modest
Swimwear for Ladies and Girls

 

Stitchin' Times
modest slips and swimwear
a home-based sewing and fabrics business.


pantaloons


 

Plainly Dressed
Sleepwear, Underthings, stockings and more! 

 

Swim Modest
modest swim suits and swim shirts

 Wholesome Wear 
(NEW address)
SWIMMING SUITS
"Modest Clothing for Wearever"

 

Modest Clothing Patterns

NEW!  Homestead  Specialties Patterns are sewing patterns for women's and girls creative clothing designed by Cheryl Weiderspahn.  They feature reversible and detachable pieces for multiple wearing options and possibilities.

The Paisley Pincushion

Sense & Sensibility  Winsome Clothing patterns with an old fashioned appeal

Past Patterns
Great!!: Common Sense Patterns:  commonsensepatterns.com  

Friends Patterns     Candle on the Hill patterns    
Wendys Modest Dress  wendysmodestdress.com     Lilies of the Field  liliesapparel.com    
Wardrobe Classics    wardrobeclassics.com   Quiltware Embellishments and Patterns   
Jumpers at oldpatterns.com    Kwik Sew Jumper Pattern

Quick Stitches - Sewing Kits

(Second Hand) Rose...
I cannot afford to buy ready-made clothing from retail stores for the most part -- so I only occasionally shop in a "retail store."  But I really prefer the quality of some designer's clothing and therefore, I look for WELL MADE clothing -- including home-sewn clothing.  I have some especially favourite brands of dresses and skirts that I *know* work really well for us --- women and girls.  Below are the brands I always look for to purchase modest clothes for myself and our daughters

And, by the way, for our boys and men, I look for brand names such as Eddie Bauer, Levi's, Land's End, Old Navy, Gap, Bugle Boy, Carhartt, etc., etc.  The fabrics used are generally of heavier gauge or weight and the stitching, snaps & buttons are better or much higher quality.  If *I* am doing the buying, I never buy trendy or what I call cheap or "one season" clothes.  IMHO:  They're a tremendous waste of money and never look that nice after the first washing.

amelia    amelia2
Amelia in her sweet little April Cornell (from the Cornelloki collection) dress... helping papa at work on a pool.  :o)

What do I personally wear & what do I look for when shopping for clothes at Second Hand / Thrift Stores?

I look for these favourites:

April Cornell - Dresses, Sweaters, Blouses!

AKS  - Straight Jumpers
Erika, Erika & Co. 
- Dresses, Jumpers

Christopher & Banks - Skirts, Jumpers, Sweaters

Carole Anderson
- Dresses (the straight dresses
tend to run narrow at the hips - so choose size according
to your body shape)

Villager
- tops, sweaters, skirts
Sostanza - Dresses
Dress Barn -dresses
Worldly Design - Jumpers (porcelain buttons)
appear to be "homemade"

Coldwater Creek - dresses, skirts, blouses

StoryBook Heirlooms  (this store has gone out of business. )
So if you find a Pettiblouse (A full length petticoat/blouse/dress
that you wear under a jumper) -- and it fits you: buy it!! :o)

LLBean - jumpers, sweaters, T-shirts
LandsEnd - T-shirts, Jackets, shoes

Rieker - Shoes; 
 Ecco - Shoes;  Clark's - shoes
Birkenstock - Shoes    Arcopedico - Shoes

 

Retail & Online Stores where I've found beautiful & feminine clothing

April Cornell

When our son got married, I wore an April Cornell dress from a quaint shop in LaConner, Washington.  It's still one of my favourites and one of the nicest dresses I've ever owned. You can take a look at this company's beautiful and very feminine dresses!  They're a little pricey, but very well made - they will outlast your other dresses -- both in quality and style.  You'll also find beautiful things for your home!   I always look for these dresses when I go thrift-store shopping -- and especially for our girls -- the dresses are perfect and beautifully feminine.

I received this beautiful letter in our Guestbook from April Cornell.

quote
Thank you for the lovely mention of my designs on your site. We are receiving some very nice referrals because of it, for which I am grateful. As many women have also experienced, my life has had some major transitions in the past few years. As I move into a new phase, I have chosen to remain very committed to my company and the designs we create so that I can provide support and funding to The Giving World Foundation. The first half of life was about building and raising a family. The fruits of those labors are that I can give back now. I appreciate the support your mention of our clothing is doing to help the less fortunate we are able to serve through the foundation."
--- April Cornell

Beautiful Girls Dresses & Clothing
Cornelloki (By April Cornell)
and other styles sold here:
kidstockmontana.com


you'll have to locate a shop nearest your home.  There is no "online store" or online shopping available. Click here for store locations!  Now Christopher and Banks has larger size clothing available at CJ Banks stores.

Northern Reflections
not necessarily most "modest" as for dresses,
but great tops, sweaters and blouses.

 

Orvis.com
you can find feminine and
high quality, outdoorsy clothing

Blair!
Some of the prettiest and most reasonably priced clothing you'll find online.  View modest women's dresses, skirts & dress clothes online or you can write for a catalogue to be sent to your home. This is not a private, Christian home-based company...  but I recommend it for the modest dresses they offer.

Willow Ridge
a "catalogue" type of site---all types
of clothing, shoes and accessories. 

Chadwicks.com

 There are many wonderful magazines, websites and teachers who are so encouraging, but these are a couple of the magazines that I know of that continually encourage modest dress and godly womanhood.

Crowned With Silver and  Keepers At Home
and another wonderful magazine An Encouraging Word

Male and female created HE them...  genesis 1.27 

The Bible describes it as abomination for a man to wear that which pertains to a woman... why would the opposite NOT be abomination to us?

even the world knows there's a difference.  just look.
universally, the signs for men and women...

      

And finally...

Man looks on the outward and God looks on the heart... shouldn't what man sees be a reflection
of what God is doing in the heart?
---ps

 

Because I am a born again Christiana Christ follower, I do not post all "modest dress" links (and obviously, could not possibly even know about all that are availablegood or bad).  There are modest clothing and beautiful wedding dress sites available that I do not direct link to for the sole reason that I do not knowingly post links for businesses that are not Christianwith a few exceptions (April Cornell, and those who sell "pre-owned" clothing).  There are so many nice looking, well stocked, reasonably priced  "modest clothing" & wedding/prom/formal wear websites on the net that are not ChristianBible believing Christian owned/operated even though they *seem* to be.  Below are sites I am very or reasonably certain to be reliable Christian businesses serving those who seek modest and reasonably priced clothing.  I take very seriously bad reports on businesses and contact business owners when I have an unfavourable report.

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